Architectural and Landscape Lighting

Jan and Brooke, Luminae LLC has been practicing lighting design since the 1970s and does national and international lighting work, with a specialty in landscape lighting.  We work on very large and very small projects.  

Our aim is to provide comprehensive service for your project. This translates into a well-coordinated finished lighting system within budget. We accomplish this goal by being thoroughly involved and responsive to all facets of the project and sensitive to your perspectives and needs. We have deliberately kept our design firm small so that we can be the leads on each of our projects.

We believe that the integration of experience, aesthetic design, engineering, and awareness of the expectations of our client assists us in providing a well-conceived product with a predictable result. With these techniques, we work to achieve an appropriate balance to criteria of aesthetics, visibility, cost, function, and energy utilization.

We look forward to discussing your project ideas with you.


Landscape Lighting

Jan Moyer started specializing in landscape lighting in the early 1980s and wrote the definitive book on the subject, The Landscape Lighting Book.  First published in 1992, the book is now in its 3rd edition from John Wiley and Sons and still serves as the reference book for the landscape architecture qualification exams throughout the world.

Our philosophy is that we wish for everyone to have "good" landscape lighting, as we believe it positively affects the quality of our lives.  Landscape lighting is an art form which follows the tenets of composition.  Creating a cohesive visual composition provides views out of important windows and beautiful settings in gardens for outdoor enjoyment.  Our approach to landscape lighting incorporates safety and security issues within an aesthetic appearance.  

Effective landscape lighting is not easy to produce - it is detailed in both artistic and technical aspects.  It requires careful thinking about what can be accomplished, and how, before we proceed.  To determine a direction for the landscape lighting on your property, we incorporate the conceptual design phase of work.  At the end of this work, we will all know the scope of work and at that time Jan and Brooke, Luminae can prepare a proposal for the remainder of the project involvement.